Monday, August 07, 2006 - VA: Data for 38,000 veterans missing - Aug 7, 2006

This makes me really angry. Again Veterans data is lost! Will I be getting yet another letter? And of course, no help to watch my credit? - VA: Data for 38,000 veterans missing - Aug 7, 2006: "WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as 38,000 veterans may be at risk of identity theft because a Veterans Affairs Department subcontractor lost a desktop computer containing their sensitive personal data.
VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said that Unisys Corp., a subcontractor hired to assist in insurance collections for VA medical centers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reported the missing computer last Thursday. The computer was being used in Unisys offices in Reston, Virginia.
It is not yet known what happened to the computer, Nicholson said, adding that local and federal authorities are investigating.

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